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Episode 92: The Gender Pay Gap, Interns and a lifeline for Sky

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Olly Mann is joined by broadcast consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and journalist Kieran Yates to dissect the week’s media news; how did the media fare in the gender pay gap revelations?

Also on the programme: our panel discuss Monocle’s intern woes, Disney’s lifeline for Sky News… and just who will be presenting this year’s MacTaggart keynote in Edinburgh. All that AND we crunch the numbers in our Media Quiz.

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Episode 90: Guardian Changing Media Summit 2018

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Olly Mann is joined by delegates at the Guardian’s Changing Media Summit in London to discuss some of the key trends in international media, as well as covering the big media stories of the week.

On the programme: Sam Baker (The Pool) and Matt Kelly (The New European) discuss the role of a partisan press in a digital age, as well as what the end of Leveson 2 means for Fleet Street. Buzzfeed’s Jim Waterson gives his take on Comcast’s audacious bid for Sky TV, Jason Phipps (the Guardian) and Nicky Birch (Rosina Sound) discuss smart audio and Alexa, and Cindy Gallop discusses the responsibly of the advertising industry to shape the future of tech.

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Episode 89: HomePod gripes, Sky News pledge & Twitter TV

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Media insight and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests Paul Robinson and Nastaran Tavakolifar. The panel discuss the Guardian’s new interactive storytelling for audio, as well as Twitter bringing a new approach to live video.

Also on the programme: Murdoch commits to Sky News for another decade, the BBC brings in the big guns to sell shows abroad, advertisers bail from the Daily Mail, and ‘hey Siri,’ the reviews are in on Apple’s new HomePod.

Plus, in the Media Quiz, we play Blockbusters – you can hum your own theme tune.

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Episode 88: Express deal nears, freemasons & a podcast ad boost

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Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann guests Boyd Hilton (Heat magazine) and Rebecca Gillie (theweek.co.uk). The panel discuss the big stories of the week, including the news that Richard Desmond is (finally) poised to sell his paper empire, whilst purchasers Trinity Mirror face phone hacking victims in court.

We discuss those stories, plus Ian Katz’s first moves at Channel 4, why 6Music might need a rejig of its own, the fallout from the BBC gender pay gap dispute… how podcasts are the future of advertising (sponsors – please get in touch)…

AND in the Media Quiz, we hold people to account for the words they use. Just like proper journalists.

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Episode 86: The Media Podcast Predictions Special – 2018 Edition

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Olly Mann is joined by top industry insiders to reveal their trends for the year ahead in tv, radio, print and online. Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed), TV producer Faraz Osman, Jake Kanter (Business Insider) and Holden Frith and Rebecca Gillie (theweek.co.uk) share their tips.

Also on the programme: we discuss the latest pay row at the BBC, the news that Radio 2’s new daytime schedule has an actual woman in it, and what the new Culture Secretary has in their in-tray.

PLUS we hold our guests to account for last year’s prognostications. How accurate were they?

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Episode 85: Murdoch Joins The Magic Kingdom, British Journalism Awards

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With investigative reporter Meave McClenaghan (The Tip Off), consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and… whatever was left of the voice of Olly Mann. As Disney and Fox tie the knot, the panel debate what it all means for Sky News and for Murdoch’s print empire.

Also on the programme: Buzzfeed announce big cuts to its UK new operation, and awards season continues as we look at the winners of the British Journalism Awards.

Plus, we answer these questions: why is Apple investing in audio search technology? How will AI destroy our newsrooms? And can we go a whole podcast without mentioning the BBC?

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Episode 83 – Katz Does Countdown

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Iain Katz leaves Newsnight to take on the top job at Channel 4, former controller Jay Hunt announces she’s off to work for Apple… with careers spanning print to tv to online, what do these appointments say about the way the media is changing? Media writer Maggie Brown and Metro.co.uk’s deputy editor Alex Hudson discuss.

Also on the programme: as the Weinstein scandal moves to Westminster, we look at how UK newsrooms are attempting to drain the swamp, and we crunch ALL the numbers: from Bake Off to the latest RAJARs, via the Guardian’s big reveal on voluntary donations.

And in the Media Quiz, we play Location, Location, Location… Location.

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Episode 81 – Google caves over paywalls, ITV vs Newsnight

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Media news and analysis, this week with Jake Kanter (Business Insider UK) and Rebecca Gillie (The Week Online). Google back down over their ‘first click free’ policy, taking pressure off news sites like the FT and The Times – our panel explain all.

Plus, who will be the next head of Channel 4? Was Nick Robinson right to say that alternative media has launched a ‘guerrilla war’ with the mainstream? How will removing your school from your CV help the BBC’s equality drive? And why is Claire Balding at the centre of a Saga?

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Episode 80 – Murdoch Talks Tough In Cambridge, EU on TV and Newspapers

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Olly Mann is joined by Broadcast Magazine’s Peter White and broadcaster and audio producer Ruth Barnes to discuss the week’s media news.

 

The panel tackle the big talking points from the Cambridge Media Convention, including the latest on Channel 4 verse the culture secretary, James Murdoch using Brexit to full advantage, and OFCOM tackles the industry’s diversity problem.

Plus: why the EU might destroy television but save newspapers, the Radio Academy’s award nominations are announced and, in the media quiz, we ask if it really is all ‘a sense of proportion’.

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Episode 78 – Facebook Watch, The Week Junior & podcast poaching

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As Facebook launches a new video service, we ask if this heralds the return of *actual sound* to online video production. Media news and analysis, with broadcaster Olly Mann, Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed) and Matt Deegan (Folder Media).

Felicity Capon, deputy editor of The Week Junior, talks to us about the success of the magazine, two years in – and how to write hard news stories for children and young adults.

Also in the programme: The Guardian lose their Football Weekly presenter and producer to a new podcast startup; is this a green shoot of growth for the audio industry? Netflix loses its Disney content – but gains the comic book universe behind Kickass and Kingsman – and in the Media Quiz, we discover the brands getting a TV-makeover.

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